10R Faces

10R Toast and Lemon curd

10R Made lemon curd

7N Art

7N have been inspired by the work of Vincent Van Gogh and have been sketching sunflowers to develop their observational drawing skills. As you can see they did an excellent job.

Cushions 10R

Pupils chose their colours

They pressed the sewing machine foot to operate the sewing machine.

Next the pupils glued the felt shapes

Shakespeare For Schools

The cast of The Merchant Of Venice had a great workshop yesterday at The Gala Theatre Durham.  They worked collaboratively with another school and also performed a small section of the their play.  I was proud of all their hard work and their behaviour.

Making cakes

Pupils in 7D have enjoyed  Food Technology this half term. We have made a variety of scones, and have now moved on to making small cakes. We started by using a wooden spoon to mix, then moved on to an electric mixer. We all agreed that the mixer was much easier!

9W Felting

Today in textiles, 9W made felt. They will cut them into shapes next week to decorate their bags for life.

11C Tectonic Tables

In geography, this morning, we looked at how the tectonic plates interact with each other to effect the surface of the Earth. We worked in pairs and looked at divergent movement (pulling away from each other) to show the mantle …

convergent movement (pushing together) to make mountains and trenches…


…and transform movement (sliding pasty each other) to cause earthquakes…

We then looked at how the vibrations, caused by tectonic movements, are measured. We made our own seismograph and competed to see who could make the greatest table shake earthquake.

Keep an eye on our blog to see if we can make earthquake resistant towers. Until next time.

Sunflower Art

Year 7 pupils are learning about Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings this week. Shona has drawn her own fantastic version of a sunflower. Excellent work Shona!